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OFFICE OF THE PROVOST, BLACK PERSPECTIVES OFFICE (BPO)
FACILITATOR, BLACK PERSPECTIVES (C5630)
Deadline: September 28, 2021
Repost. This posting represents a two-year contract position.
Reporting to the Manager, Black Perspectives Office (BPO), the incumbent is responsible for the development, updating, delivery, and evaluation of anti-racism education, training, and outreach activities to members of the Concordia community and culturally appropriate support and expertise to Black students, staff and faculty.
- Develop and deliver in-person workshops and trainings for groups of students, staff and faculty at Concordia; advise and develop resources, documents, and guidelines for the Concordia community on best practices on how to engage with difficult knowledge concerning Black communities.
- Train and align with advisors, facilitators, and trainers from other Concordia units who will assist the incumbent in skills development, workshops and training delivery of core values and practices for the Concordia community.
- Recruit and train teams of student ambassadors who will assist the incumbent in sharing information about the services of the BPO and will be trained to offer peer support from an anti-racism framework.
- Track in-person workshop and training participation and gathers feedback from workshops, trainings and presentations which will inform recommendations and revisions to the content each year.
- Assist in content development for future online trainings updates and new modules.
- Build and maintain relationships with internal partners involved in similar type of trainings and support, such as the Equity Office, Office of Indigenous Directions, Centre for Teaching & Learning, Human Resources, and Faculty Development and Inclusion.
- Develop proactive models of engagement with students that promote safer and inclusive classrooms.
- Provide culturally safe and appropriate support to Black students, faculty and staff, accompanying and guiding community members through processes with relevant offices – such as the Equity Office, Office of Rights and Responsibilities, Human Resources, Faculty Development and Inclusion – to ensure that needs are met and concerns addressed by the appropriate Office.
- Communicate the concerns of students, staff and faculty to the manager and offer recommendations on how to address reoccurring issues.
- Stay abreast of developments in EDIA and anti-racism trends, policies and practices across educational and governmental institutions.
- Performs other duties in support of the unit.
- Bachelor degree in Social Work, Education, or other related field with at least two to four years of related experience, two of which should be in trainings, support, counselling and/or advisory positions.
- Experience developing and delivering anti-Black racism workshops, trainings and presentations to both small and large groups.
- Demonstrated in-depth understanding of anti-Black racism causes, impacts, prevention and response; demonstrated experience working respectfully with members of the Black community; deep understanding of EDIA, intersectionality, and anti-oppression principles and techniques
- Skilled in a variety of consultation and facilitation techniques, protocols and strategies that are respectful of Black communities.
- Well-developed listening, analytical, interpersonal, and facilitation skills; demonstrated ability to work collegially with internal and external stakeholders, including students, faculty, and staff.
- Capacity to interact sensitively and equitably with people with diverse experiences, backgrounds, concerns and/or viewpoints.
- Experience recruiting, training and leading a team of student volunteers.
- Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English and good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken French in order to provide individual and group support to students, staff and faculty, as well as to consult with internal and external resources, maintain proper record keeping and develop workshops and programs.
- Basic knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deal sensitively with individuals as well as to speak to groups.
- Aptitude to work in a service-oriented environment as both a member of a team and independently.
$69 159.91- $82 607.96 per annum
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by September 28, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.
IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.